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Small-town girl meets mysterious drifter boy, they fall in love. Only in this case, the boy brings with him a family curse and unimaginable horror that rains hell upon the small town.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bender / Darkman
Sheriff Sam Pantoja
Dan / Dan Creature
Ginny Weirick ...
Rikki Gagne ...
Biker Bully / Darkman Creature (as Lee Anthony Tichon)
Alex Sell ...
Young Bender
Sarah Dropek ...
Young Girl
Dana Mennie ...


Real love and fate collide in a small town girl's life as Amy falls in love with a mysterious drifter who brings with him a family curse and the unimaginable horror that follows. Bender, who shares the curse with his son, brings hell to Amy's small town. As Dan and Amy's love is put to the test, Thibodeaux, an ex-cop from another city who has witnessed Bender's lust for blood firsthand, Sam, the local sheriff and an ex homicide detective, and John, a local farmer and Amy's father, head for the ultimate showdown with Bender and the evil web of terror that he has drawn them all into. Written by Dana Mennie

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Love is a six letter word - "HORROR"

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Wolf Moon  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Horror icon Dee Wallace worked on the script to this film with writer/director Dana Mennie for over a year. After casting her in the role of Sam, Mennie replaced Wallace with Maria Conchita Alonso in the eleventh hour. See more »


Nicole: What's your sign?
Darkman: Stop, that's my sign.
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Crazy Credits

With the exception of the real Crazy Louis, this movie does not intend to depict any resemblance to persons real or fictional, living, mangled or dead. It's all completely ficticious. Seriously, we mean it. See more »


Ain't Just Like Me
Performed by Geoff Gibbons
Words and Music by Geoff Gibbons
Fourfathers Publishing Co.
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This is for my mother.
19 March 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

This certainly isn't Twilight, as we at least get to see some nice charlies on Arielle Vandenberg before she was bitten.

The action takes a hiatus as we wade through the love story of Amy (Ginny Weirick) and Dan (Chris Divecchio). Dan has a secret that will make this love affair difficult.

Seems Dan's daddy (Max Ryan) is looking for him, and he's one bad dude. He leaves a trail of gore wherever he goes.

Lots of good favorites to keep you interested: Maria Conchita Alonso as the Sheriff, Sid Haig as Crazy Louis, and Billy Drago as an ex-cop that knows Bender (Ryan) first hand.

Has no one here heard of silver bullets?

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